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"Lost" Will End in 2010

"Lost" Will End in 2010

A while ago, the executive producers of "Lost" said they wanted to set an end date for the series so it didn't drag on too long. Now it's official: The show will end in 2010, after three more seasons.

Here's the most interesting part to me: Each of those seasons will have 16 episodes, and they'll air all in a row, without repeats, much like Fox does now for "24." That means no more mid-season momentum-killing breaks. As part of this deal, executive producers Carlton Cuse and Damon Lindelof will be with the show through the end, so fans don't have to worry about the show winding up in the hands of someone less committed to its story and mythology.

While it's unusual for a network to announce an end date this far in the future, I think it's a good move. Now we know the writers are actually moving toward a planned ending rather than just adding in plotlines and characters for the sake of keeping the show alive for as long as possible. And if you're worried that "Lost" could be spun off into something else after 2010, consider this quote from Lindelof: "Once you begin to see where we're going, I think the idea of sequels and spinoffs will completely go away."

What do you think of the news? Can the show stay strong for three more years?

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kafarine-tin-tin kafarine-tin-tin 10 years
NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO! As much as I love Lost, and as sad as this news made me, I do think this is a good move. There isn't really anywhere else for them to go from where they are now. Now, I'll have to buy the DVD box set of Party of Five so I can see more Matthew Fox.
pink_magnetism pink_magnetism 10 years
I think it's a good idea for a show like this to have a definate end point.
joyofadventure joyofadventure 10 years
i think its good they have a plan this way they can map out all the things they want to get done
nati nati 10 years
so happy about it! I love lost!
Phil Phil 10 years
I still love the show and I don't see anything wrong with this season. I've been compelled all season, and have enjoyed the seemingly pointless episodes. As for the end date, I'm glad it was finally announced, and it's a great call to give us some light in this tunnel we've been spending the three years meandering through and I can't wait to find out what the heck this "game-changer" is! This makes me a bit sad though. I'm gonna miss Sawyer and Ben and Locke and Des and all the rest of the Losties and Others.
mouldy mouldy 10 years
i lost my interest in season 2. it just got too overcrowded in that island.
redsilkshoes redsilkshoes 10 years
I love Lost but just give either Josh Holloway or Henry Ian Cusick a show of their own after this wraps up and I'm set. Heck, give them a show together and I'd be in Heaven. :D
junebrug junebrug 10 years
tiffsniff is a genius! I'm so glad to hear my favorite LOST will be around for 3 more years, but the creators don't have as much say as that and they know it. The network has control. If no one watches next season, it will go off. Improve the writing guys!
chancleta chancleta 10 years
Sweet. Good to know. Thanks a million!
tiffsniff tiffsniff 10 years
I've thought since the beginning of this season that there would be 6 seasons altogether. Toward the end of season 1 someone (don't remember who, sorry) makes a comment about being on the island for 40 days. Then somewhere toward the end of last season or beginning of this one, there's a comment about it having been "3 weeks" since the raft left. So far this season, Jack/Kate/Sawyer spent one week with the Others, and Juliet returned with them for another week until the Others attack again, which is a safe bet for the season finale. So - Season 1 - 42 days Season 2 - 23 Season 3 - 16. Yep, 3 more seasons makes a lot of sense. I think that was the plan all along, and that the writers know exactly how it will all play out.
yiddidea yiddidea 10 years
I think this was a very smart idea. It will bring back viewers like me who abandoned the show this season after it felt like they had no end in sight and were spinning their wheels. This makes me want to go back and watch the last 5 episodes I missed so I can catch up. I had gotten so bored and dissapointed with the show and gave up on it.
RCLdesigngirl RCLdesigngirl 10 years
I think this was a smart move on their part. I was having dinner with friends Saturday, and we all agreed the show couldn't last much longer. If they keep the unexpected twists coming, and they don't drag out story lines, I think fans will stay engaged until the end.
smarler smarler 10 years
I think that knowing exactly where they are going, the writers will make sure to utilize these 48 episodes in more than just filler-style story lines. I mean, there's still a heck of a lot more that we need to know before we say goodbye to Lost. Seriously--that huge foot in the Exodus episode? What's THAT all about? So, I'm hooked for the next 3 years.
KMezz36 KMezz36 10 years
i love LOST so i'm excited to hear that it will be around for 3 more seasons, and also that they have a specific plot and won't really stray just to come up with episodes as "fillers" but I'm a little weary on what they are actually going to do for 3 seasons that can keep us all interested the whole time
honeysugar28 honeysugar28 10 years
I don't see how the can keep up this story line for 3 more seasons?
asdaffodil asdaffodil 10 years
I think this is a great idea! They won't be forced to rush shooting and cram everything into two more seasons (like a lot of fans wanted). I will be sad to see it go, but it's definitely time to start wrapping things up.
sashak sashak 10 years
I totally was gonna post this! :raspberry: spinoff, eh? hmmm... that could be veddy veddy interesting...
David-Russell David-Russell 10 years
Can the show stay strong for three more years?
pinupsweetheart pinupsweetheart 10 years
That is so strange to see....2010. It seems so far away, but it really is only three years away.
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